How Elite is Dartmouth Tuck MBA?

I know Dartmouth UG is one of the top targets in terms of placement per capita. How well regarded in the world of finance is Dartmouth Tuck? 

Obviously few people go into MF PE, but that's the case for every non HSW school. So, besides that, how strong of a school is it in terms of credibility, network, general prestige on the street or in business in general?

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  • Summer Associate in IB-M&A
Aug 26, 2021 - 11:50pm

Definitely below HSW but still a very great place. The biggest advantage Tuck has over comparable schools is how receptive the alumni network is to helping you. I didn't go to Tuck, but a number of my friends and co-workers went to Tuck and they all take extreme pride in the Tuck name and are super receptive to helping out Tuck students/alumni, more so than any other MBA program.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Aug 26, 2021 - 11:56pm

Definitely second that. My older brother went to Tuck and the effort that alumni put forward to help him during recruiting was actually insane. From observing how much the alumni went out of their way to help you'd think Tuck was the Skull and Bones.

Aug 29, 2021 - 7:56pm

This.  I'd take it over some of the lower-ranked M7 for these reasons.  Always been impressed by how engaged their alumni network is.  Generally cool and upbeat people.  Think you have to be, to handle two years in Hannover.   

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Aug 27, 2021 - 8:45pm

If you want to look at rankings, use U.S. News. They are tied for 10th with NYU. 

But why Tuck over others? 

  • If you want to get into consulting. Class with the highest % going in this industry/function.
  • If you want the tag of "Ivy League".
  • Best off all - to get the most out of your 2 years and form a close bond with your class. Imagine this, out in the middle of no where and have the smallest MBA class of T15. You are bound to make amazing friendships and get the best out of your time there. 

It is a very well respected school. It is no HSW, but it is still a top brand for both UG and MBA

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Aug 28, 2021 - 3:39pm

Is Tuck well regarded internationally? I feel like while yes it's an ivy and is well respected among finance & consulting in the US, does anyone really recognize it in EU, LATAM or Asia?

Aug 28, 2021 - 4:38pm

a family member went to tuck for his mba and oh my god the guy is a total douchebag. both him and his wife are spending their entire salaries on rent + nanny + student loans in nyc but behave like they're making it rain like bezos. they're also the all organic type who don't feed microwaved food to their child. also the guy works at pwc as a consultant lol so much for an "ivy league education"

Aug 28, 2021 - 5:20pm

sorry i should've explained better. without going into too much detail, they were staying w a close family member of mine for a few days and they drove them completely insane. their demands included asking for their food to be made separately since they only eat organic (no, they didn't offer to cook it themselves) and asking a cousin of mine to go looking for organic ingredients that aren't widely available.  my problem isn't with the eating healthy part, it's with the fact that they expect others to go out of their way to cater to their needs. shows a lack of self-awareness imo lol

Aug 29, 2021 - 1:16pm

You will find these douchebags everywhere though. At Harvard or at a community college. 

Also whats wrong with "pwc consultant"? You do realize T2 consulting (Deloitte, EY/Parthenon, PWC/Strategy&, Accenture, Kearney) are top 10 employers at top 24 B-schools?
Deloitte is Top 5 employer at Wharton, Kellogg, Tuck, Haas, Yale, Duke, Ross (to name a few). Top 10 at Harvard, booth, CBS, . Strategy&/PWC is a top 5 employer at Booth. Top 10 at CBS.

  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Aug 29, 2021 - 10:22pm

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